A night owl had to get up early next morning, so he went to sleep early in the evening.
Well, earlier than their normal, at least.
Since this was a “new” thing to do, they decided to milk out the whole thing:
After a nice hot bath, they washed their face and conditioned their hair;
And after reading a chapter in the latest bestseller, turned the lights off for the night.
At first, the pre-bed ritual made them quite relaxed, but after a while, they noticed that they were not sleepy.
Of course, facing an increasingly warming pillow and the indecision between sleeping on the back or on the side, did not help anything.
With things not getting better, there was certainly room for things to get worse; and that is exactly what happened when a steady rain began to fall.
The night owl did not even here it come in, until of course, he heard a drip on the outside of his window sill.
All of the little, annoying things until this point they could deal with, but this was unbearable…
...how were they to get a good night sleep with all of this?
Though of course, as the rain continued to fall, and as they settled into the right sleeping position it was not long before the next thing they realized was the sun rising.